Giving Tuesday!

Do you want to be a part of the biggest giving day of the year?

We want to share that tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 29, is Giving Tuesday, one of the most important days of the year for the 5,000+ Combined Federal Campaign charities. Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the holiday giving season and has become a global day of giving celebrated nationally on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The CFC’s goal is to make this the biggest giving day of the campaign.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. You can now donate to the SOW Association using the CFC by using this link: Donate to a CFC charity . If you’ve already given (thank you!), consider increasing your gift or make an additional one-time donation to support this special day.
  2. Learn more about the #GivingTuesday

Thank you for your continued support of the causes that matter to you, your willingness to change the world, and your help in making tomorrow the most successful day of the 2022 CFC!

P.S. Federal retirees can give through the CFC too! You are invited to pledge through the CFC online giving system to increase our collective impact.


Wing Awards Ceremony/Dinner

  • Tickets will be on sale 1 Jan – 17 Feb 2023
  • Prices:
    • E1-4: $30   E5-6: $40   E7-9: $60
    • 01-3: $60   04+:  $80
    • Retirees: pay the price of their retired rank
    • Civilians with no military affiliation that are not attending as a guest of a military member: $60
    • *There will be no refunds


  • Grilled Portabella Napoleon
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin
  • Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • All meals include passed appetizers, a salad and Hershey Specialty dessert choices
  • Some non-alcoholic drinks will be included, bar will be cash/card


Military or Civilian Attire can be worn

    • Military Uniform – If worn will be Mess Dress or Semi Formal Dress.
  • Civilian Attire – If worn will be Formal or Semi-Formal and must be professional

•??????? Men: suit, dress shirt, tie and dress shoes
• Women: Formal (floor length) evening gown, dressy cocktail dress or dressy separates

POC for Retirees:
(717) 948-2249

CMSgt Ron “Skinny” Martin, retired

Obituary for Skinny Martin,

If you knew Skinny, you knew he focused on two subjects:  his career in the 193 Special Operations Wing, and Sports – especially the Softball teams he coached and played on.

He leaves a legacy of proudly serving his country for 39 years and becoming Chief Master Sergeant before retiring in 2005.  He was a father to Steve and Tracy, a grandfather to Anthony, Ashley and Alexis and Great Grandpa to Evelyn.  He also leaves his wife, Hope, after 35 years.

Skinny fought a difficult Battle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s but succumbed to the insidious disease in addition to Covid.  His family hopes that he will be remembered for all of his many accomplishments while serving the 193rd Special Operations Wing and the U.S.A., along with good times in general.  It’s all about THE DASH  – how his life was spent between the day he was born until the day he died –   ALL of the everyday life.

In memory of Ron and his family, Please help a Caregiver by giving them respite for just  2 hours a week, or supply a meal, or just a simply call/visit the caregiver so they can have a normal conversation/break during their “36 hour” day.  Also – spend your DASH with your loved ones so you all make terrific memories!

Submitted by Hope Martin

2022 SOW Association Scholarship

The 193rd Special Operations Wing Association Scholarship is an annual program that gives a $1,000.00 award directly to a wing member or members if feels demonstrates outstanding leadership potential. This will be the seventh year for the scholarship program and the association is looking forward to receiving many qualified submissions.

The Association will be awarding at least one $1,000.00 prize. The 2022 scholarship program will be open 1 June, 2022 to 31 July 2022. The requirement for the scholarship this year will be a 300-500 word essay in your own words on the following topic:

“Due to the challenges created by COVID over the last year and a half many innovations in processes and programs have been developed. Some of these innovations may prove to be beneficial not just now but into the future, beyond COVID. Describe at least three of these innovations you have experienced and explain why you believe they may be beneficial for future generations.”

The paper should be double-spaced, grammatically correct and not to exceed 500 words. If the paper does not meet the requirements specified it will not be considered for the scholarship!

All packages need to be mailed to the 193rd SOW Association at:

193rd SOW Association  Scholarship

81 Constellation Ct #14

Middletown PA 17057

Post marked no later than 31 July, 2022 or they can be emailed to “” by the same deadline. If there are any questions please contact SMSgt Peter Mireles at

Good luck to everyone involved and we are looking forward to your submission.

SMSgt Peter Mireles, retired

Scholarship Chairman